Chrysolite (peridot) (from the ancient Greek. – the “Golden stone”) is called the transparent variety of olivine green. While beryl may have different shades: Golden-green, pistachio, yellow, grass, olive. Beryl stone was the result of magmatic crystallization, and its properties correspond to features class orthosilicates. The hardness of the mineral is in the range of 6.5-7 units on the Mohs scale. It is similar to the emerald and, at the same time, it is much cheaper.
Unique faceted peridot that is included in reguli of the Russian crown, kept the Diamond Ponderosae and refers to the “seven historical stones”.
The best and most famous Deposit of chrysolite, operated intermittently from ancient times to our time, and famous for particularly large crystals, located on the island of Severed. The island is uninhabited and located in the Central part of the red sea. The gem can found mainly in the diamond-bearing rocks and placers in the North of the Krasnoyarsk region and in Yakutia.
- Semi-precious stone
The Place Of Production
- Sri Lanka
- South Africa
In ancient times, the Mongols called the peridot “the dragon stone”, considering it a symbol of courage and strength. In medieval Europe it was used as a talisman to attract happiness. It was believed that peridot keeps the owner not only from enemies but also from their own rash decisions.
Mystics believe that the chrysolite gives the owner the gift to foresee the future and enhances intuition. In the ancient texts described that the peridot enhances virility and ability to attract the attention of the opposite sex. The gem also soothes, relieves stress and uplifting.
Therapeutic properties reported a positive effect on the blood vessels and heart. Energy stone “recharges”, person, mood and helps to fight disease.
Now the product with the peridot is one of the most interesting options for decoration of the evening dress, as the brilliance of the stone is of particular depth and significance in dim light.
The lovely “Golden stone” emits light energy of the sun in spring.